For the last several years, when I have an opportunity to pray publicly, I’ve tried to not end my prayer with “In Jesus’ name, Amen.” Why would I do that? Am I against praying in Jesus’ name? Absolutely not.
Jesus tells us that how we act is really an expression of what is going on inside of us. The heart, in fact, serves as the hard drive or engine of how we live. This is the very subject we would like to unpack at our Men’s Summit on September 20-21.
Mark didn’t seek to write an account of Jesus’ life and ministry in encyclopedic form. He had a clear purpose. And his purpose in writing should be our aim in understanding. So, what was on Mark’s mind as he sought to influence our minds?